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There’s nothing like going to the top of a super­high skyscraper and seeing the world spread out before you like a massive carpet. The new perspective you get on even familiar places when you are so high up can be truly mind­opening. This collection of pictures shows the spine-tingling views from some of the tallest buildings, radio towers, and observation decks in cities around the world. But be careful! This page is is certainly not for the acrophobic(afraid of heights).

1. The Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Shahryar Rahman
Shahryar Rahman

2. Tokyo Sky Tree, Tokyo, Japan

Nakae
Nakae

3. Shanghai Tower, Shanghai, China

jo.sau
jo.sau

4. Abraj Al­Bait Clock Tower, Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Samira
Samira

5. One World Trade Center, New York City, United States

David McSpadden
David McSpadden

6. Canton Tower, Guangzhou, China

Daniel McDermott
Daniel McDermott

7. CN Tower, Toronto, Canada

Alex Indigo
Alex Indigo

8. Ostankino Tower, Moscow, Russia

Andrey Belenko
Neal Wilson

9. Taipei 101, Taipei, Taiwan

Jonathan Choe
Jonathan Choe

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10. Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai, China

Juan Llanos
Juan Llanos

11. International Commerce Center, Hong Kong

faungg's photos
faungg’s photos

12. Petronas Towers 1 and 2, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Román Emin
Román Emin

13. Zifeng Tower, Nanjing, China

Jordi Payà
Jordi Payà

14. Willis Tower, Chicago, United States

Ed Bierman
Neal Wilson

15. KK100, Shenzhen, China

11x16 Design Studio
11×16 Design Studio

16. Milad Tower, Tehran, Iran

Parmida Rahimi
Parmida Rahimi

17. 432 Park Avenue, New York City, United States

Anthony Quintano
Anthony Quintano

18. Jin Mao Tower, Shanghai, China

Tom Page
Tom Page

19. Princess Tower, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Serge Bystro
Serge Bystro

20. Al Hamra, Kuwait City, Kuwait

Rob Faulkner
Rob Faulkner

21. Tuntex Tower, Taipei, Taiwan

Alan Wu
Alan Wu

22. Empire State Building, New York City, USA

Anthony Quintano
Anthony Quintano

23. John Hancock Building, Chicago, USA

Roman Boed
Roman Boed

Which Tower Would You Visit First?